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E-commerce and Freight: Balancing new patterns of demand
We speak with a number of logistics experts to capture their views on the overall impact that e-commerce is having on moving the nation’s freight. One thing is for certain: The current level and speed of churn has irrevocably altered the pattern so many had become accustomed to managing.

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Don’t Let Outsourcing Break Your Supply Chain
Over the last few decades, outsourcing has morphed into an essential way for businesses to leverage existing expertise without having to invest significant resources into peripheral disciplines.
Operate More Sustainably and Improve Logistics Performance by Moving to “The Edge”
Five Point Warehouse Tune-up
U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls on the White House to appoint a mediator to resolve ILWU-PMA standstill
In the letter to the President Biden U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark wrote that it is imperative for the White House to intervene immediately and appoint an independent mediator to help the ILWU and PMA…
Tale of Two Loads: LTLs managing reduced demand better than TL carriers
There is a sharp, telling contrast among yields of trucking companies, depending on which niche they are operating. An expected slow first half for freight demand has morphed into uncertain expectations for the rest of the year. Most…
U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed in May, reports AAR
Rail carloads, at 1,129,255, eked out a 0.8%, or 8,840 carloads, annual gain, said AAR. Intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,190,553 containers and trailers, fell 11.1%, or 148,780 units
Better wages in works as ABF, Teamsters reach tentative five-year deal
ABF Freight System, the nation’s seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier with $2.95 billion in revenue last year, has won five years of labor peace under a tentative new National Master Freight Agreement with the Teamsters union. The Teamsters National…
New Port Tracker report signals more U.S.-bound import declines over the rest of 2023
For April, the most recent month for which data is available, Port Tracker observed that import volumes, for the ports covered in the report, came in at 1.78 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), which marked a 9.6% gain over March�…
DHL eCommerce moves into a new Missouri-based facility
The company said it invested roughly $18 million into this new facility, which will be comprised of more than 125 full-time employees. And it added that a key driver for this facility is to meet growing demand in the Kansas…
Port of Long Beach leadership provides update on key port initiatives and industry themes
In early 2022, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) was dealing with a long queue of inbound vessels waiting to be unloaded and waiting offshore, with the tally, at one point, up to 109 vessels, observed POLB Executive Director Mario…
Strike authorization vote for UPS Teamsters workers is underway
The end game regarding the unsettled labor situation between Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS and the Teamsters may be getting closer to an end result this week, with local unions representing UPS Teamsters conducting…
ODFL issues Q2 operating metrics update
ODFL reported that revenue per day fell 15.7% in May compared to May 2022, which it said was mainly driven by a 14.4% decrease in LTL tons per day. And it said that the decrease in LTL tons per day was…
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Latest Transportation News

Transportation Top Story

2023 Parcel Express Roundtable: Shifting dynamics in a vibrant market
Three of our top parcel industry sources offer their respective takes on the most consumer-facing segment of freight transportation and logistics parcel and last-mile delivery. Even though pandemic-related conditions have changed, high pricing remains, which is increasingly putting shippers in the position of carefully considering their options.

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Driving Down Unexpected Less-than-Truckload Transporation Costs
In the LTL world, that first freight quote doesn’t always reflect the final cost of moving goods from origin to destination.
Your Road Guide to Worry-Free Shipping Between the U.S. and Canada
Gain Greater Visibility With ERP & TMS Integration
U.S. Chamber of Commerce calls on the White House to appoint a mediator to resolve ILWU-PMA standstill
In the letter to the President Biden U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark wrote that it is imperative for the White House to intervene immediately and appoint an independent mediator to help the ILWU and PMA…
Tale of Two Loads: LTLs managing reduced demand better than TL carriers
There is a sharp, telling contrast among yields of trucking companies, depending on which niche they are operating. An expected slow first half for freight demand has morphed into uncertain expectations for the rest of the year. Most…
U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed in May, reports AAR
Rail carloads, at 1,129,255, eked out a 0.8%, or 8,840 carloads, annual gain, said AAR. Intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,190,553 containers and trailers, fell 11.1%, or 148,780 units
Better wages in works as ABF, Teamsters reach tentative five-year deal
ABF Freight System, the nation’s seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier with $2.95 billion in revenue last year, has won five years of labor peace under a tentative new National Master Freight Agreement with the Teamsters union. The Teamsters National…
New Port Tracker report signals more U.S.-bound import declines over the rest of 2023
For April, the most recent month for which data is available, Port Tracker observed that import volumes, for the ports covered in the report, came in at 1.78 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), which marked a 9.6% gain over March�…
Port of Long Beach leadership provides update on key port initiatives and industry themes
In early 2022, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) was dealing with a long queue of inbound vessels waiting to be unloaded and waiting offshore, with the tally, at one point, up to 109 vessels, observed POLB Executive Director Mario…
Strike authorization vote for UPS Teamsters workers is underway
The end game regarding the unsettled labor situation between Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS and the Teamsters may be getting closer to an end result this week, with local unions representing UPS Teamsters conducting…
With deadline way past due, now is the time for a West Coast port labor deal to be struck
The push for a new West Coast port labor deal continues….with no end in sight? OK, that is an exaggeration, but, yes, that is what it feels like, at times., to be sure. Not all that long…
ODFL issues Q2 operating metrics update
ODFL reported that revenue per day fell 15.7% in May compared to May 2022, which it said was mainly driven by a 14.4% decrease in LTL tons per day. And it said that the decrease in LTL tons per day was…
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Latest Technology News

Technology Top Story

Six Digital Supply Chain Trends That Are Happening Now
Here are some of the top digital supply chain trends that shippers need to understand and leverage as they continue along the path of transformation.

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How to Use Economic Uncertainty to Gain Competitive Ground with Automation
This paper explores strategies for using automated storage and retrieval systems to gain a competitive edge during economic uncertainty. It discusses how to implement automation with minimal capital expense, and the importance of doing so during the COVID pandemic in order to secure long-term success.
Improving supply chain performance with the Law of Marginal Gains
Unite the Shippers, Carriers and Drivers of Your Supply Chain with C3 Hive
WMS + OMS: Maximize ROI & Win Customers for Life
Join experts from Körber Supply Chain, Perficient, and Bricz to explore how combining a WMS and OMS helps you increase margin, improve ROI, and capitalize on operational efficiencies.
Voice picking solutions gains impact with integration in the warehouse and beyond
Voice-directed solutions do more than translate pick lists in voice instructions. These solutions are multi-modal, using wearable scanners and Android device screens when appropriate, and have evolved to handle work execution functions and integrate with mobile robots.
2023 State of Robotics: Measurable performance and integration come into focus
There were hordes of robots at ProMat 2023, but what are they doing for operations in terms of high-value applications, and how do they integrate to help material flow? To find out, we asked a few exhibitors about the…
LMS Update: Expanding into networked labor management
Companies of all sizes are leveraging labor management systems to detect workforce issues, improve asset utilization, and incentivize employees across a distributed network.
Flexport announces key executive hire to run its new truckload brokerage unit
San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport is taking steps to establish a truck brokerage unit, with the hiring of a well-known executive from Uber Freight. In an internal company memo provided to LM, Flexport…
Transflo and Assured Telematics Inc. herald strategic merger
Tampa, Fla.-based Transflo, a subsidiary of Pegasus TransTech and provider of business process automation services for the North American transportation sector, announced it is merging with Milton, Mass.-based Assured Telematics Inc. (ATI), a provider of top-tier…
6 River Systems handoff a sign for mobile robot vendors to demonstrate value, notes analysts
Investors and industry analysts noted that many autonomous mobile robot vendors aren't yet profitable, but they can still get more limited venture capital.
Six Digital Supply Chain Trends That Are Happening Now
Here are some of the top digital supply chain trends that shippers need to understand and leverage as they continue along the path of transformation.
Your telematics data to-do list
From real-time operational data to fleet right-sizing, lift truck telematics have a strong role to play in everything from safety to maintenance and even operator training. If at first it seems overwhelming, step back, take a deep breath…
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Latest Warehouse News

Warehouse Top Story

Logistics Labor: Increasing retention
To better manage through the constrained labor market, logistics operations are courting more women and other diverse job candidates; ramping up their training programs; investing in automation; and ensuring that positions offer the work-life balance that many new recruits are seeking.

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The Retail Reset: 2023 Market Research Report
The retail industry has undergone a profound change in just a matter of only a few years.
How to make sure your warehouse automation gives a high ROI
Three layers of forklift safety: Promoting operating best practices
WMS + OMS: Maximize ROI & Win Customers for Life
Join experts from Körber Supply Chain, Perficient, and Bricz to explore how combining a WMS and OMS helps you increase margin, improve ROI, and capitalize on operational efficiencies.
DHL eCommerce moves into a new Missouri-based facility
The company said it invested roughly $18 million into this new facility, which will be comprised of more than 125 full-time employees. And it added that a key driver for this facility is to meet growing demand in the Kansas…
Logistics Labor: Increasing retention
To better manage through the constrained labor market, logistics operations are courting more women and other diverse job candidates; ramping up their training programs; investing in automation; and ensuring that positions offer the work-life balance that many new…
Voice picking solutions gains impact with integration in the warehouse and beyond
Voice-directed solutions do more than translate pick lists in voice instructions. These solutions are multi-modal, using wearable scanners and Android device screens when appropriate, and have evolved to handle work execution functions and integrate with mobile robots.
LMS Update: Expanding into networked labor management
Companies of all sizes are leveraging labor management systems to detect workforce issues, improve asset utilization, and incentivize employees across a distributed network.
RK Logistics announces expansion into Arizona
Company officials said that this new office will support customers throughout the greater Phoenix area, as well as southern Arizona. And they added the office will, at first, be the location for the company’s local sales, business…
EVs + AVs = FVs (Future Vehicles): A seismic wave?
This is a game-changing transformation for transportation, with much the same impact of the jump from sail to steam power and steam to diesel propulsion.
Saddle Creek Logistics Services heralds warehouse expansion in four U.S markets
Lakeland, Fla.-based 3PL Saddle Creek Logistics Services said this week it is taking steps to expand existing warehouse and fulfillment operations in four key United States-based markets. Company officials said that the objective of this initiative is…
Trinet’s Managed Services: Streamlining Logistics Operations for Enhanced Efficiency
Empower your supply chain process
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Latest Blog Posts

With deadline way past due, now is the time for a West Coast port labor deal to be struck
The push for a new West Coast port labor deal continues….with no end in sight? OK, that is an exaggeration, but, yes, that is what it feels like, at times., to be sure. Not all that long…
Tentative FedEx Express union pilots deal is a positive sign for progress
Josh Taylor, Senior Director of Professional Services, for San Diego-based Shipware, an audit and parcel consulting services company, told Newsroom Notes that in looking at the FedEx pilots situation, the main risk posed to FedEx by the potential…
CAGTC membership makes the case for the need for IIJA-driven grant funding
A CAGTC survey found that two-thirds of its member respondents have received funding through the legislation, which it deemed impressive. What’s more, it added that this served as an indication that while there are challenges in the…
Will the most recent interest rate hike lower inflation to needed levels?
Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another quarter of a point (0.25%), in its most recent maneuver to continue to stave off the effects of still-high inflation levels on the United States economy and get…
Report points to signs of optimism for a new ILWU-PMA deal
Could the possibility of a West Coast port labor deal between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) be finally inching to reality?
CBRE Q1 data points to the staying power of the U.S. industrial real estate market
The U.S. industrial real estate market added 89 million square feet (MSF) of vacant supply, in the first quarter, which CBRE said represents the single largest quarter-over-quarter increase on record. What’s more, that subsequently led to the…
The intersection of freight transportation and logistics with economic trends tells an interesting story
A theme within freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics circles, which is always among the key “top of mind” themes, is the state of the economy, from various perspectives, whether it be, in our case, a freight or…
EPA’s proposed new vehicle emissions standards will require a watchful eye
With the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier today rolling out new proposed federal vehicle emissions standards, with a two-fold objective of spurring on the country’s transition to a clean vehicles future and combatting the climate…
NRF’s 2023 retail sales forecast calls for growth mixed with challenges
In its forecast, NRF is calling for 2023 retail sales to see an annual increase between 4%-to-6%, coming in between $5.13 trillion-to-$5.23 trillion. This annual forecast, trails the 7% rate of annual retail sales growth seen in 2022, for a total of $4.9…
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June 2023 Logistics Management

June 5, 2023 · To better manage through the constrained labor market, logistics operations are courting more women and other diverse job candidates; ramping up their training programs; investing in automation; and ensuring that positions offer the work-life balance that many new recruits are seeking.
 


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Your Road Guide to Worry-Free Shipping Between the U.S. and Canada
Your Road Guide to Worry-Free Shipping Between the U.S. and Canada
Get expert guidance and best practices to help you navigate the cross-border shipping process with ease. Download our free white paper today!
Warehouse/DC Automation & Technology: It’s “go time” for investment
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2023 State of the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Industry Report
2023 State of the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Industry Report
In this year’s Third-Party Logistics State of the Industry Report, you’ll learn about our top trends for the year and...